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Internet based repository of medical records that retains patient confidentiality . BMJ

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

Internet based repository of medical records that retains patient confidentiality . BMJ: " Using the internet to transmit medical information could allow providers access to medical information at the point of care, but it might violate patient confidentiality
Obstacles that have prevented such implementation include patient and provider identification, security requirements, content issues, format, and language
A patient controlled, 'granularly secured,' cross sectional medical record that is accessible via the world wide web may be simple enough to implement and practical enough to show benefit
Patient and doctor agree which clinical content is worth 'risking' for the benefit of making it available when needed
The patient determines the level of security for each data element".

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